Rulers of Auvergne

The Dauphine of Auvergne was created by the division of the county of Auvergne 1155, after it was ousted in 1147 by Count William VII the Young of his uncle, Count William VIII of the Old. The young count was only able to defend Le Puy -en -Velay and Clermont- Ferrand for themselves.

Wilhelm VII and his successors called themselves after the Count of Auvergne and Clermont, later, after 1281, the Count of Clermont and Dauphin of Auvergne ( in the will of Count Robert II states: Robertus comes Claromontensis et Alvernie Delphinus ). Roberts successor then limited to the title Dauphin of Auvergne.

The name suffix Dauphin comes from the mother of William VII, a daughter of Count Guigues IV of Albon, who called himself the dolphin (le Dauphin ). William's son was - also called Dauphin, - in memory of his great-grandfather

See also: County Auvergne - Duchy of Auvergne.

List of Dauphin of Auvergne

House Auvergne

House of Bourbon

Bourbon- Orléans


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  • Dauphin of Auvergne